Odesa, April 27, 2015 – Vitaly Kozhukhar, coordinator of the Self-Defense of Odesa, Varvara Chernoivanenko, a spokesman for the Right Sector of Odesa held a briefing on the topic: “May 2 this year in Odesa. How a single headquarters of the patriotic forces preparing to hold a day of mourning for those killed in the city”.
Vitaly Kozhukhar said that a few days ago at the initiative of the OSCE in Odesa was a meeting of international observers, government officials and pro-Ukrainian forces with activists of Antimaidan. They were mostly relatives of the victims. The main theme of the meeting was – how to avoid disputes and clashes in this day of mourning. After a long discussion, all parties came to the conclusion that on May 2 in Odesa – it is a day of mourning for all those, who died and no one will share them on opposite sides.
The general conclusion was so – that day has to go so that no one was hurt, from none of the parties. In addition to the OSCE and activists discussed this matter also officials, and members of the security organs.
However, according to Vitaly Kozhukhar all well aware that in Odesa there is a third party of the conflict, which is interested in provocations in Odesa. These are representatives of Russian special services. Russian media have already begun to escalate the situation. Therefore, now the main task – the most quiet the Day of Mourning in Odesa.
Varvara Chernoivanenko said that for all patriots of Ukraine is important that May 2 was peaceful day. Patriotic forces create patrols that will keep order in the area of Cathedral Square, which will host a memorial meeting for all those, who died on 2 May. They will make every effort to ensure peace and order. Already, the city has operational headquarters of the patriotic forces. Their representatives will stop all provocations. At the same time, according to Varvara Chernoivanenko, on their part will not be any aggression.
Following the results of the meeting with the participation of the OSCE and Antimaidan was prepared transcript. Varvara Chernoivanenko says that this is not the memorandum and “Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact”, as are now trying to introduce some of the media.
At the meeting it was decided that representatives of Kulikovo Antimaidan will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the microphone and mourning clip, from which were cut out pictures with St. George’s ribbon and the whole symbolism of “Novorossia”.
Vitaly Kozhukhar warned that the patriotic forces will be tough to stop all attempts to force scenario in Odesa. Police patrols will be on every corner. Will keep order also patrols of patriots. During the action on the Kulikovo Field will be a lot of police officers, both in form and in plain clothes.
There, according to Varvara Chernoivanenko, will be no flags, posters and symbols, especially the “St. George ribbons”, which is now perceived as a provocation and a symbol of occupation.
At the action of Ukrainian patriots in Cathedral Square will only be national flags.
Thus the representative of the Right Sector clarified that Ukraine has two flags. In addition to the yellow-blue, has a black-and-red flag, battle flag of Ukraine. Now in our country there is a war, so black-and-red flag is appropriate and will also be at the Cathedral Square.
Varvara Chernoivanenko stressed that the meetings, which will be held on May 2, will not be political actions, it is Ordinary day of mourning and it is necessary to appreciate and respect the memory of the dead.
Go to actions will be possible only through police cordons and metal detectors. Such serious precautions Police go to prevent provocations and new victims.
Ukrainian patriots understand that the FSS did not give up attempts to undermine the situation in the city. Therefore, the headquarters of the patriotic forces have control of the situation in the city and in the region.
Vitaly Kozhukhar noted that none of the activists-patriots will come to the Kulikovo field, not to give even the slightest cause for provocation. There will be a lot of Police, who will maintain order.
According to the activist, is very important that everyone in Odesa understood that May 2 – a day of mourning, and behaved accordingly.